While you may shop for jewelry on other days, shopping for bridal jewelry requires special attention.
While some pieces of jewelry will be used on the wedding and on special occasions, the others you will wear all year through; engagement ring and wedding band.
Your jewelry choices depend on what kind of person you are. If you like bling, then you should think of layers and big pieces. If you’re the minimalist bride, then your look is sophisticated and understated. Think of a few pieces of ageless jewelry, something that you’ll be happy to wear on more than one occasion.
A crystal necklace is a great choice of jewelry for the traditional and the modern bride. Keep the neck of your wedding gown when you decide. For example, if the outfit as has V neck, then you can choose necklaces with a pendant. Do consider pearls as a great addition to your bridal look. Multi-strands, double and single strands of pearls can look very classy. As does a simple pearl choker.
There’s a reason why pearls are so popular. They are timeless and versatile. Some pearls like the Akoya immediately set a mood of sophistication and elegance. Akoya is a cultured pearl that’s grown in saltwater. It’s the most widely-found and most popular pearl and comes with a color and luster that’s unsurpassed. Akoya pearls lend themselves beautifully to strands for necklaces and also for earrings. If you want your wedding to be classic, then this is the pearl for you. Match your earrings and necklace for a perfect, put-together look.
One of the trends that modern brides are embracing is the shoulder necklace. Like the name suggests, this necklace adorns the shoulders, neck and upper back. This makes it perfect for strapless gowns and off the shoulder looks. It’s hipster and cool. Brides are also looking at lariats for low back dresses.
For earrings, whether the hair is worn hair up or down, long earrings are a good way to go. They can be worn for the party later in the night too. Think diamond or pearl drops to compliment the wedding gown. If your wedding gown is heavily embellished then simple jewelry will suffice. If you have a really simple bodice or neck, then you can go with more intricate pieces.
When it comes to hand jewelry, rings are the most popular choice. Apart from the engagement ring and wedding band, you can also choose a simple bracelet to pair with a short-sleeved or sleeveless wedding dress. For the modern bride, an armlet and an arm chain are good ideas too. The arm chain covers the hand from fingers to wrist and is both unusual as well as trendy.
Hair accessories are also big in bridal jewelry. Think how gorgeous your low bun or chignon will look when adorned with pearl-encrusted hairclips or a diamond tiara. You can also choose headbands and ropes of precious stones to weave into your hair for that extra look. If it’s a breezy beach or outdoor wedding, your hair accessories could be made from flowers too.